Fashions come and go but a bold coat in a different color hue…. adds to the other pieces in my closet. For the last 12 years I have been collecting one of kind coats that I bought new in a department store OR…have found in a vintage store near the beach.
Shown above is a “bobbie brooks” military cape from the 1960’s, which was very popular.
My mother (now in her eighties) has given me her Tan 100% wool cape from 1969 shown below, it is still in good shape. I took it to my favorite dry cleaners and the owner tried to purchase the “cape” from me! I explained it was a “gift” from my Mother and I wanted to wear it. He understood, but I was excited he was so interested in the cape.
TIP – Clean you Coat at the end of each season, even if the pieces were only worn once. Body oils, perspiration and food stains can attract insects and some rodents to your closet.